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Location Scouting. Language Translations. Location Fees & Permits. Props / Cars / Boats. Airport Transfers. Local Casting. Production Coordination. Local Knowledge & Customs. Madeira Wine. Government Institutions. Camera Municipal Funchal endorsement. Madeira National Park Services & Assistance.
Whether you need a fluent fixer in 5 languages or have a specific Madeiran location in mind for your project, there’s no task too big or small for Firecrest Productions.
Our team will see you through the initial research stage to assistance on set, ensuring a fully comprehensive service:
Research and logistics including: location scouting, casting, equipment rental, film permits, visas, risk assessment, budgeting, accommodation, car hire etc
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Firecrest Independent serves as a fixer / facilitator and scouts locations for feature films, TV commercials, music video, events and photographic shoots on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Firecrest endeavours to ensure the locations we secure are affordable,accessible and available. Utilising our extensive network of local contacts and Madeiran knowledge we can substantially reduce your costs by shooting on location. Firecrest Independent exists to help make your production run as smoothly and economically efficient as possible. Producers wishing to capitalise on the vast, golden beach of Porto Santo perhaps for a swimwear fashion shoot should contact us, due to the favourable climate it’s possible to shoot on the beach 365 days per year.Porto Santo is accessed via three hour ferry sail from Funchal.
We assist your production process by : Fixer – As a local fixer Firecrest can arrange interviews, location permits, transport, hotels,meals and everything that an out of town crew needs to tell a story. We are sometimes referred to as a Local Producer.Firecrest knows film and we have the magic touch to get things done. Madeira has a lot to offer as a filming location thanks to the rich and diverse, cultural and heritage as well as a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Madeira boasts the highest number of sunny days in Europe along with modern hotel and transport infrastructure there are many daily flights from most European cities to Funchal airport.Madeira certainly appeals to advertising producers who can travel easily to Madeira from Europe, Brazil, Venezuela and the US.
Firecrest Independent serves as an aggregator we can substantially reduce your below the line costs as much as 50% thanks to our inexhaustible network of contacts within the wonderful island of Madeira. In addition there are many ex – pats if ethnic diversity is required for casting. Madeira is an increasingly popular destination for outdoor sports photography such as mountain biking, trekking, swimming etc.It’s our mission to make your search and shoot as smooth and stress free as possible.Firecrest will work with you to meet your most specific requirements and budget. We speak English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Contact to arrange a Skype meeting in order to introduce ourselves!